Quotes of the Day: Todd Kincannon’s Racist, Dickish Tweets

by Joey deVilla on February 5, 2013

todd kincannonJ. Todd Kincannon is an attorney in South Carolina who “primarily handles campaign and election cases, constitutional litigation, complex civil litigation, and appeals,” according to his bio page on his firm’s site. “He also enjoys cases that have underlying scientific or technical issues,” it continues, and if you read on, you’ll see that as an undergrad, he triple-majored in chemistry, mathematics and physics and as a lawyer, he enjoys working on “High profile cases, particularly those involving politics” and “the difficult task of finding solutions that work both politically and legally”.

So far, he sounds all right.

The warning signs start with the paragraph that begins “Todd has served as General Counsel and Executive Director of the South Carolina Republican Party…”, and if you do a search on his name, you’ll find that he’s also behind the Twitter Gulag Defense Network. There’s nothing really wrong with the former, and the TGDN’s stated purpose is to help fight the practice of left-leaning people on Twitter flagging conservative tweets as spam, which is fair ball in my books.

Where you’ll find the dickery is on his Twitter feed, especially yesterday:

In case you’ve forgotten, here’s the Wikipedia page on the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, which took place nearly a year ago today.

Not satisfied with how low he stooped, he really sells it with this later tweet:

This is an echo of conservative talking points made on sites like Daily Caller and Michelle Malkin’s blog shortly after the story broke, in which they took great pains to paint Trayvon as a thug, or when Geraldo Rivera said referred to the hoodie that Trayvon was wearing as “gangsta clothing”, despite the fact that it ain’t necessarily so.

And after being confronted with “frown power”, he tries a little misdirection:

If there’s a Republican strategy to win back the public by being more welcoming to women and minorities, it clearly hasn’t been sent to Kincannon. Of course, all this nasty tweeting may be part of his strategy to get people to forget the accusations of him sending pictures of his penis to women who are not his fiancee. (And oddly enough, it’s a fellow conservative who went after him: the entertaining-because-he’s-insane Brooks Bayne.)

He later appeared in a phone interview with Huffington Post, in which he defends himself and the right to say what’s on one’s mind and be a troll:


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And he’s right in that one has the freedom to be an asshole. It just shouldn’t be something to strive for.


 

The tweets above come straight from Twitter, which means that if Kincannon decides to take them down, you’ll see blank spaces above. In the interest of preserving the historical record, I took screen captures and posted them below:

todd kincannons racist tweets

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Andrew February 5, 2013 at 10:22 am

Fun fact, a search also turns up a couple of things from the site Crooks and Liars. First off, he himself is suspect of gaming Twitter to get progressives sent to the “gulag”: http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/breitbots-gulags-and-free-speech

Secondly, he also tweeted this choice bit of racist nonsense: http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/former-head-south-carolina-gop-race-baiting

Dayv Mattt February 8, 2013 at 11:13 pm

I just learned there are assholes on twitter. Whodathunkit!

S.M. Blumberg March 28, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Mr Lincoln,you should have let them go!

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